It is no secret that the world loves wearable technology, whether we’re checking our emails or our heart rate. This has given rise to a whole market for wearable technology from giants like Apple to indie brands across the world. But which are the best to use? After all, the billion-dollar wearable products market is flooded with so many products that it can get confusing for the average consumer.
If you’re on the market for wearable technology, you might want to keep your eye out for the Bellabeat Leaf Urban. This stylish piece of wearable tech has been voted the best wearable product of 2021 by the team at Business Insider.
The benefits of smart wearable tech
There are many reasons why people are drawn to wearable tech; they allow us to track various metrics without needing to do much besides actually wearing them. These metrics include our heart rate, sleep cycles, steps taken, and calories burned. Most pieces of wearable technology even alert us when there is a significant change in our lifestyle habits and help us stay on track with our goals. The only downside for many of them is the fact that they are often not very attractive as accessories and do not fit with most of our outfits.
This is where the Urban Leaf shines as it is designed to be both ornamental as well as functional. The main part of the device is made from wood composite which gives it a stone-like appearance. It is further encased in a rose gold or silver exterior and comes with a loop at both ends of the device. These loops mean that it can be worn as either a necklace or as a watch and can fit stylishly with any outfit.
The Urban Left also comes with a necklace, a bracelet, and a screwdriver to allow users to change the battery. Two taps on the device will sync it to its accompanying app and allow the user to view their information easily. Other ways in which the Urban Leaf distinguishes itself from other products on the market is that it offers guided meditation, fertility tracking, and predictions on the users’ resistance to stress on a given day.
The stress resistance prediction is made by considering the users’ recent sleep patterns and exercise habits. The worse those metrics are, the lower their potential resistance to stress. These design perks are in line with Bellabeat’s company philosophy and overall goals.
A globally leading company
Bellabeat is an American company that ethically collects user data, specifically womens’ menstrual cycle data, to close the wellness gap and provide more specific and beneficial products to their customers. Using their collected data, Bellabeat has facilitated millions of workouts and has helped millions reach their wellness goals.
With all this in mind, it is not surprising that their Urban Leaf was voted the top wearable product of 2021, beating out other impressive products like the Motiv Leaf and Fossil’s Carlie watch. Price-wise, the Urban Leaf beats out a number of other entrants on the list and comes in at less than $100. The device received rave reviews from the Business Insider team and we can expect to see them on the 2022 list.
“Bellabeat’s original Leaf Nature was the first piece of smart jewelry I ever tried, and I’ve been a huge fan of the company ever since. I’ve worn some version of the Leaf almost every day for the past three years, and the Leaf Urban is my favorite piece of smart jewelry — period,” the review said.